A. Increase and enhance curricular and co-curricular learning about sustainability and justice.
- Student participation in courses, experiential learning programs, co-curricular opportunities, and research related to sustainability and justice.
- Relevant student learning in the undergraduate Core Curriculum.
- Relevant student learning in undergraduate majors and graduate programs.
- Establishment of the Department of Environmental Studies and Science with a stand-alone major and separate leadership for the Environmental Studies Institute.
B. Develop a distinctive and substantial research focus on justice and sustainability.
- Number of presentations, publications, grants, awards, and professional leadership positions related to justice and sustainability.
- Number of research collaborations on justice and sustainability among Santa Clara’s faculty, between faculty members and students, and between faculty members and external organizations.
- Amount of internal and external funding for projects on justice and sustainability.
- Increase in tenure-stream faculty positions for teaching scholars with expertise in integrating sustainability and justice.
C. Model how a Jesuit university can contribute to sustainability and justice through its service, operations, and outreach.
- Metrics and targets defined in Santa Clara’s Climate Neutrality Action Plan, including carbon neutrality.
- Recognition as one of the top five Catholic institutions in the United States in maintaining a sustainable campus and in educating for sustainability (using the STARS rating system).
- Partnerships with local organizations to promote sustainability and justice, especially in regard to climate neutrality, sustainability research, and public dialogue